EastEnders' Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen reunite for TV interview but actor ...

Old school EastEnders fans were treated to quite the delight on Friday, when Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen reunited for a joint interview on ITV's Loose Women.

However, there was an element of disappointment as Sid, 48, refused to appear onscreen for the video chat, after losing six teeth in a golfing accident in January.

Sid – who played Ricky Butcher on the show, opposite Patsy's Bianca – admitted that the freak accident, which occurred in Thailand, had 'knocked [his] confidence'.

Reunited: Old school EastEnders fans were treated to quite the delight on Friday, when Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen reunited for a joint interview on ITV's Loose Women

Reunited: Old school EastEnders fans were treated to quite the delight on Friday, when Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen reunited for a joint interview on ITV's Loose Women

Patsy, 48, dialled in for the interview from her home in Malibu, California, while Sid joined the chat via his phone in London, after returning from France. 

When Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon asked why Sid wasn't on video call like his co-star, opting to show a smiling snap of himself instead, he got candid.

Responding he explained that after his accident earlier this year, he's still been having problems with his teeth and because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, he hadn't been able to see his dentist.

Agony: However, there was an element of disappointment as Sid, 48, refused to appear onscreen for the chat, after losing six teeth in a golfing accident in January. Pictured in 2018

Agony: However, there was an element of disappointment as Sid, 48, refused to appear onscreen for the chat, after losing six teeth in a golfing accident in January. Pictured in 2018

Concluding his explanation on the matter, he heartbreaking admitted: 'It's knocked my confidence,' prompting sighs of sympathy from the panellists and Patsy.

However, the mood soon lifted when the former co-stars, who portrayed of the show's most memorable couples, reminisced about their early days on the soap.

With Patsy having joined the BBC soap at the age of 21, the pair shared how they constantly got into trouble during their time together on the show – often getting sent to the office.

Loose Women panellist Nadia Sawalha also chimed in about her times with the pair on the EastEnders set, having played Annie Palmer in the late 1990s.

Knocked: Sid ¿ who played Ricky Butcher on the show, opposite Patsy's Bianca ¿ admitted that the freak accident, which occurred in Thailand, had 'knocked [his] confidence'

Knocked: Sid – who played Ricky Butcher on the show, opposite Patsy's Bianca – admitted that the freak accident, which occurred in Thailand, had 'knocked [his] confidence'

Panellists: The pair spoke with Loose Women panellists Kaye Adams, Judi Love, Nadia Sawalha, and Stacey Solomon during their highly anticipated reunion

Panellists: The pair spoke with Loose Women panellists Kaye Adams, Judi Love, Nadia Sawalha, and Stacey Solomon during their highly anticipated reunion

But when the subject was raised of Ricky and Bianca reuniting onscreen at some point in the future, Patsy revealed that an attempt to return to EastEnders earlier this year was scuppered by the pandemic. 

She said: ‘I would like to work with Sid again, but I don’t know – I haven’t watched EastEnders so I don’t know how they are doing it now.

'I mean, I was there just before lockdown and I had to leave. There was a little bit I was going to do but I didn’t end up doing it and I don’t know how they’re doing it now because I haven’t seen it.'

With travel between the US and UK remaining restricted, she was forced to fly home before the borders were closed.

Memories: The mood soon lifted when the former co-stars, who portrayed of the show's most memorable couples, reminisced about their early days on the soap. Pictured together in 2002

Memories: The mood soon lifted when the former co-stars, who portrayed of the show's most memorable couples, reminisced about their early days on the soap. Pictured together in 2002

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